Myanmar Morning News For March 15

Myanmar Morning News For March 15

Myanmar morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Myanmar morning news

Yangon Region to carry out 5-yr agriculture master plan
Yangon Region’s agricultural master plan will last five years, until 2022, according to the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).
— Eleven

Government currently subsidising electricity bill
Ministers and industry experts say the government’s approach of paying the electricity bill using the union budget is a hindrance to the development of the sector.
— Myanmar Times

Catholic Charities welcoming group of Myanmar refugees Tuesday in Tulsa
Catholic Charities Tulsa will welcome a group of refugees Tuesday before President Donald Trump’s new immigration order goes into effect Thursday.

Labour Ministry plans to raise minimum wage
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is planning to increase the minimum wage following claims that the present K3600 daily wage was too little for the people to survive on.
— Myanmar Times

Protest against Koh Tao verdict closes Thai embassy
A nationalist protest outside the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon went ahead as planned Monday, as demonstrators prayed for the release of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death in Thailand.
— Frontier Myanmar

Banned eggs, frozen meat from China sold openly in Kachin
Imports of eggs and frozen meat from China are banned in Kachin State, but they are still being sold in the state, shop owners and residents say.
— Eleven

Myanmar Wants to Modernize Its Banking System
Myanmar is embarking on the first comprehensive audit of state-owned banks in decades, part of a push to modernize the financial system and tackle risks to the nation’s rapid economic growth.
— Consult-Myanmar

US$4 bn Myanmar trade deficit higher than expected
With the end of this fiscal year (2016-2017) days away, Myanmar foreign trade value has reached over US$25 billion with a trade deficit of more than US$4 billion, which is higher than expected, according to official figures.
— Eleven

After Falam, Chin State govt to build five more airports
The Chin State government is planning to build five additional airports using its Area Development Fund after the Falam airport is built, announced State Transport Minister Shwe Hti Yo.
— Coconuts Yangon

Yangon Car Showrooms Suffer from Policy Vacuum
Since April 1, 2016, showrooms have been unable to import new cars for personal use, because the government in April told township officials in Yangon to stop issuing import recommendation letters, which are necessary to bring cars into the city for individual use. For almost a year since the halt, not much has changed and car showrooms are facing increasing difficulties with their business.
— Consult-Myanmar

Myanmar to implement four-year diabetes program
The Ministry of Health and Sports together with the Novo Nordisk Company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement the Myanmar Diabetes Care Program from 2017 to 2020.
— Myanmar Times

UK to step up education engagement with Myanmar via InspireMeFestival
According to a research conducted for Universities UK by Oxford Economics in March 2017, international students studying in the UK generate more than £25 billion for the British economy and provide a significant boost to regional jobs and local businesses.
— Myanmar Times

Workers to be sent for S Korean fishing industry
Myanmar plans to send workers for the fishing industry in South Korea as there is a demand for labour in that sector, said U Thein Win, director of the Migration Affairs Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— Myanmar Times

24 injured in Monday night earthquake
Monday night’s 5.1-magnitude earthquake damaged several homes and religious buildings near Taikkyi Township in northern Yangon Region. 24 people – seven men and 17 women – were injured by the quake, according to Eleven.
— Coconuts Yangon

ESM Goh on 3-day visit to Myanmar
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong kicks off a three-day visit to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from Tuesday (Mar 14), said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
— Channel NewsAsia

Moderate quake hits Taikkyi Township
An earthquake measuring 5.8 Magnitude on the Richter scale jolted about five miles, west-southwest of Taikkyi Township yesterday, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
— Eleven

Myanmar and Indonesia to meet in football friendly
Myanmar’s national football team will now play Indonesia in Jakarta on March 21 after a friendly match with African nation Equatorial Guinea was called off.
— Eleven



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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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